Monday, March 17, 2014

Is Connecticut Gun-Grab Comparable to Weimar German Gun- Grab?

Is Connecticut Gun-Grab Comparable to Weimar German Gun- Grab?

Alan Gottlieb

Andre Traversa

Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation                      
Author of twenty books, including
Regular on TV and radio including  MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, NBC Today ShowThe O'Reilly FactorLarry King Live,

Is Connecticut Gun-Grab Comparable to Weimar German Gun-Grab?

Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, calls the ongoing gun confiscation program in Connecticut analogous to the gun grab that occurred in Weimar Germany in the 1920's.

In 1919, after Germany was defeated in World War I, the government passed Regulations on Weapons Ownership, which declared that all firearms, as well as all kinds of firearms ammunition, are to be surrendered immediately. Anyone found with a firearm in Germany was subject to five years imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 marks.  While the law was slightly relaxed in 1928, the German people had been successfully disarmed by then.

While the law was slightly relaxed in 1928, the German people had already been successfully disarmed. In the 1930’s, the Nazi government set up a national police, the infamous Gestapo, which held a virtual monopoly on the ownership of firearms and ammunition. The Gestapo had little to fear when they approached a citizen whom they deemed an enemy of the State.

Connecticut law is now bordering on the Weimar example. However, Connecticut has gone one step further than demanding registration.  The state is now threatening outright confiscation, an unprecedented move in American politics.Connecticut law SB 1160  bans the arbitrarily defined assault weapons. This includes revolvers and shotguns, which now must be registered or the owner faces confiscation and possible felony charges which include a possible prison sentence for violators.

An estimated 350 thousand gun owners have so far refused to comply—partially in response to the harassment that has been heaped upon those gun owners who did comply. Those gun owners have been receiving threatening letters from the state demanding that they surrender their guns.

Either Connecticut has turned law-abiding gun owners into potential felons or, if they register, they become citizens on a watch list comparable to that which the state keeps for sex offenders. Never before in America has a state moved in such a freedom depriving direction. We should learn the lessons of history.

Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of  Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel,CNN Headline NewsMSNBCPiers MorganLou Dobbs TonightHardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations.  He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington,  KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb's Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies,and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.

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